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Last Chance for Acumatica Summit 2017 Early Bird Registration!

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Tue, Dec 06, 2016 @ 02:32 PM

 

Don't miss your chance to attend Summit at a discounted rate!  

Early bird pricing ends tomorrow -- Wednesday, December 7th.

 

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Attend for the full week or just for training at this years event, which promises to be a value-packed experience with 17 training courses available!

 

Be aware that training class sizes are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first served basis, so be sure to save your spot today!

 

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Still not fully convinced you Acumatica Summit 2017 can benefit your SMB? Check out a couple of these highlights.

 

We would love to speak with you about how Acumatica and Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning, Small Business, Business Management

Acumatica Summit 2017 - Why Attend?

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Tue, Dec 06, 2016 @ 02:25 PM

Acumatica Summit 2017 is a premier invitation-only event where both partner and customer ecosystems gather to hear the latest about Acumatica’s products and solutions, get product certifications, and collaborate on accelerating success in the cloud.

Acumatica Summit 2017

 
Join the excitement, envision the future, and get ready to take your Acumatica business to the next level!

 

Acumatica Customer Track

A new and improved customer track, complete with tips and tricks, content by industry and product roadmap will be available the first couple of days.  During days 3-5 customers will be able to receive deep technical product training straight from the experts to maximize their investment and unleash the full power of the Acumatica platform by participating in various training sessions.

 

Highlights

  • Enjoy direct access to Acumatica’s leadership, product and engineering teams
  • Gain valuable insight into future product roadmaps
  • Customer stories and feedback gathered via customer-centric sessions
  • Get certified through instructor-led training sessions taught by Acumatica developers
  • Maximize your investment with Acumatica by engaging in hands-on technical training tracks
  • Expand your Acumatica solution portfolio by engaging with leading ISV providers
  • Network with hundreds of industry peers

 

We would love to speak with you about how Acumatica Summit 2017 can benefit your organization.

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email us at info@klearsystems.com
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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning, Small Business, Business Management

Acumatica Wins Silver at Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington 2016 Tech Impact Awards

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 01:02 PM

The winners of Seattle Business magazine's 2016 Tech Impact Awards were announced Wednesday, September 21st -- and we're pretty thrilled!

2016 Tech Impact Awards

 

That's because we're partnered with the magazine's 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) Company of the Year Silver medalist, Acumatica!

Acumatica is a leading global provider of flexible, easily-deployed cloud-based business management software for small- to mid-sized businesses, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, to help accelerate their business including a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting.

 

“Being recognized as one of the top local SaaS companies in the Seattle-area is a great honor . . . At Acumatica, we strive to meet companies’ evolving needs with flexible, easily-deployed and feature-rich business management software. Receiving this award amidst dozens of other first-rate entries is great validation and underscores our commitment to offering the world’s best cloud and mobile technology.”

- Jon Roskill, CEO of Acumatica          

 

Acumatica wins silver in 'SaaS' Company of the Year

 

Seattle Business magazine’s Washington 2016 Tech Impact Awards were announced at an annual dinner on Wednesday, September 21st, where top companies in the technology space were recognized. The SaaS category finalists specialize in subscription-based, on-demand software. Acumatica won their place on the list with their doubled customer count to 2,000 in the past 18 months and a triple-digit revenue growth within the last year.

 

Seattle Busines Magazine Tech Impact Awards 2016

 

Want to learn more about Acumatica Cloud ERP?

We'd would love to speak with you about how a cloud-based business management solution can benefit your organization.

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning

Has Technology Redefined Accounting?

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

Technology in the clouds!  Your accounting practices redefined by technology?

 

 

Now, there is a new breed of accounting firms that leverage technology to make the lives of their clients a bit more simple.  There has been a dramatic shift in the relationships between clients and business owners causing a belief that the evolution of the modern day firm extends beyond the improvements in technology. 

This new breed of accountants now offer value added services to simplify the lives of business owners; whereas, in the past, accountants served merely as compliance officers to ensure tax filings were processed in a timely manner.

 

With technology at the forefront of this evolution,

several major changes have taken place:

 

Cloud Platforms

With the core feature being the fact that they are web-based, cloud platforms allow a “read-only” direct feed access to your bank accounts and credit cards in a securely encrypted environment. As information is available in a more timely manner, and the elimination of a redundant double entry of bookkeeping information, the advantages to this system are undeniable. Furthermore, cloud platforms have improved the collaboration process between clients and their accountants as the accounting records can be accessed from anywhere in the world!

This live accounting platform eliminates multiple versions of files, time delays to get banking information into the system or difficulty sharing financial data with ones accountant. 

 

Document Sharing and Storage

Historically, firms would have no easy way to store client data in a place that is easily accessible by both clients and the firm. This is no longer the case.

One option is to set up a unique client portal for each client. Cloud storage platforms such as Dropbox, Google Docs, and even Doc-link by Altec all provide a great way to share and edit content in a secure environment and provide a great way to share content internally within the firm and externally with clients or third parties. Most importantly, these services provide the ability for collaboration to happen in real-time. As long as there is a computer or tablet and an internet connection, sharing information has never been more seamless.

 

Document Signing

Utilizing an online service in order to facilitate the document signing process, such as Docusign, Hello Sign, and Right Signature will provide a user-friendly way to get any document signed without ever having to use paper, a pen or a scanner. These services will even allow clients to sign documents straight from their smart phone while on the go. In addition, many of these providers attach a unique code and time stamp to each document signature.

What makes the process great is that the document signatures have the same legal validity and enforceability of pen-and-paper contracts.

 

Paperless Environment

Being a paperless firm not only improves overall efficiencies for completing work, but it also helps to reduce your company's carbon footprint. 

 

 

Improved accounting practices aren't the only benefits to adopting a cloud-based business solution!

We would love to speak with you about how how Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Business Management Software, Accounting & Finance

Acumatica 6 Has Easier Deployment And Is More Flexibile Than Ever

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Wed, Sep 07, 2016 @ 04:10 PM

With the release of Acumatica 6 less than 24 hours away we thought we'd highlight just a couple of the features we're most excited for! 

 
Acumatica 6 - system flexibility and ease-of-deployment

 

The cloud-based ERP system is always working on technology that sits at the forefront of its field that will directly impact and accelerate their customer businesses by helping increase productivity and cash flow and streamline operations.

 

That's why the developers at Acumatica spent this past year focusing on the new and improved version: Acumatica 6!

 

With the primary focus of the version being to keep the system flexible and easy to deploy, Acumatica is adding a continuous release cycle option for current customers.  This option will be offered in addition to the long-term support currently being offered, giving customers the choice to decide which upgrade process best fits their business needs. 

 

But that's not all we're excited about!  Here are 3 updates to look forward to in the new Acumatica 6 update:

 

1. Acumatica 6 plays well with others.

Acumatica 6 will be supporting REST (representational state transfer) API (application programming interface) with web services, making it now the most flexible Cloud ERP product out there.  REST interfaces continue to ensure their platform is the most adaptable and customizable in the industry.

 

2. Acumatica 6 is even easier to integrate.

The rise in popularity of new and innovative programming languages and technologies only makes the advances in Acumatica 6 even more important.

Simply put, REST API makes it easier to integrate with these newer languages, which in turn makes it easier to integrate with other programming demands.

Not only does this integration help programmers but the system will be able to process and generate massive amounts of data allowing it to be much more user-friendly.

 

3. Acumatica 6 handles more languages.

And finally, Acumatica 6 will also facilitate localization and the use of Cloud ERP in multinational environments. For example, if you have multilingual employees, you will be able to easily store data in a language-specific manner.  This feature will largely benefit those who do business in more than one language. 

 

We're so very excited for the launch of the new Acumatica system and we know you will be, too!
 
For more information on Acumatica:

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Business Management Software, Small Business

Taking The Anxiety Out of Outgrowing Quickbooks

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 11:25 AM

Stuck in your Quickbooks rut thanks to the anxiety of migrating financial data?

No one likes thinking of the obvious barriers and risks of growth, such as costs in time and resources.  But you wouldn't let the uncertainty of something being lost or broken keep you from moving into a new home, would you?  So why do the same with your Financial Management System?

 

Outgrowing Quickbooks Anxiety?

 

QuickBooks Migration Anxiety Is Paralyzing

So, here are just a couple problems that might be causing you moving anxiety:

  • Data inaccuracy: A messy QuickBooks ledger is the norm for most companies. Duplicated and incomplete entries show up clearly when organizing data for a move.
  • QuickBooks comfort zone: It can be easy to stay in your comfort zone, even if it’s falling down around you. Since many small businesses are so familiar with QuickBooks, it can be hard to decide it’s time to move even though consolidations are still manual and it has no real-time tracking.

 The success an SMB begins to experience, where growth and revenue outpace what Quickbooks can handle, might be an indicator of the need for cloud ERP.  With the right implementation partner, migrations are planned in great detail and selecting the right system implementation partner can increase your chances of a successful QuickBooks transition to Cloud ERP. 

The Time is Worth the Effort: Life is Good After QuickBooks

And like many of us after we unpack the last items after a big move, we sit back and sigh and decide “it was all worth it.” The same is true for moving away from QuickBooks to a Cloud ERP solution. Accountants’ day-to-day lives are much easier with a cloud-based solution because of automated multi-entity closing and reporting and easy multi-currency management.

 

If you're ready to take your enterprise to the next step and would like to learn more about how a cloud-based solution might be best for your organization, Klear Systems is here to help!

 

We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Small Business, Accounting & Finance

Acumatica Winner in 2016 SaaS Awards

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

Cloud-based business management software, Acumatica, was just announced winner of the 2016 SaaS Awards program in the Best Saas Product for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) category.  Acumatica winner in 2016 SaaS Awards

 

2016 is the inaugural year for The SaaS, Software-as-a-Service Awards program, which is partnered with the annual Cloud Awards, now entering its sixth year.

With awards for excellence and innovation, the categories for the 2016 awards program include Best SaaS Product for Small Business, Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product and Best Data-Driven SaaS Product.

 

Acumatica CEO Jon Roskill emphasizes the importance of SaaS technologies, stating how critical they are to success in the current competitive global marketplace.  

 

"Through our [Acumatica's] ERP and xRp products, we’re helping thousands of companies around the world become more efficient while accelerating the growth and competitiveness of their businesses. It is a huge achievement to win in this category considering the caliber of the competition, and honors the dedication and commitment of our entire team.”

 

Larry Johnson, SaaS Awards and Cloud Awards organizer, explains that although the process of selecting the final list of winners as "hard work" they are thrilled to be able to announce the final list of winners.  

“What makes us happier than anything else is to see such a varied mix of the excellence and innovation that quite literally covers the globe. It’s an international party to which any service offering is invited. We look forward to celebrating more excellence in the 2016-17 Cloud Awards, which is now open for submissions, and the 2017 SaaS Awards, which will open for submissions in late 2016.”

 

 

About the Awards

The SaaS Awards is a sister program to the Cloud Awards, which was founded in 2011, and focuses on recognizing excellence and innovation in software solutions.  The Cloud Awards, on the other hand, is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to organizations of all sizes, established or start-up, from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2016-17 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution.

 

About Acumatica

Acumatica provides cloud-based business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to accelerate growth. Built on cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform. This system enables customers to take full control of their businesses, play to their organizations’ unique strengths and support their clients by following them anywhere on any device. 

 

We would love to speak with you about how Acumatica and Klear Systems can benefit your organization.   For more information:

Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
email us at info@klearsystems.com
or complete the form below and we’ll reach out to you.

 

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning, Small Business

4 Advantages of Growing With Cloud ERP

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 04:25 PM

Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) that connects your finance, accounting and operations data is a must have in this day and age, particularly for dynamic and fast-growing companies. Yet, a common misconception regarding ERP software is that it can be too expensive and difficult to manage.

 

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However, cloud ERP can be a great choice for growing organizations as it offers cost savings, flexibility, scalability, security and speed that growing companies will find very appealing. 

 

1. Cloud ERP can save you money

Moving from an on-premises ERP to Cloud ERP could help your SMB save immediately since you will no longer have to fund or manage your own data centers. Instead, your company will only have to pay a Cloud ERP provider a monthly or yearly maintenance payment. Furthermore, your company may save in the initial costs by spreading the monthly or yearly payments out and treating them as recurring, fully tax-deductible expenses.

 

2. Cloud ERP makes you more flexible

Cloud ERP is flexible because it can be accessed from anywhere with any Internet-enabled device. This allows you the ability to make good business decisions no matter where you are from a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Lower the likelihood of interpreting data differently between functions and increase opportunity for collaboration by sharing data more easily across departments.

 

3. It’s easier to scale your growth with Cloud ERP

Scaling is a complicated science. If you grow and scale your business too slowly, you’ll fail to keep up with your customers and competition. On the other hand you could risk wasting resources by over-spending due to scaling too quickly. Cloud ERP systems offer scalable platforms, eliminating these risks.  No longer is there a need to purchase and install new hardware or additional software seats as new employees enter the company. Now, you can scale your Cloud ERP package to accommodate an unlimited number of users, without the hassle of maintaining or replacing on-premises hardware and software.

 

4. Cloud ERP is fast and secure

Thanks to world-class hosting environments such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), which host data centers, Cloud ERP are faster than ever!  Their sole purpose is to make your data accessible as easily, as fast, and as secure as they can possibly make it. These data centers ensure geographic diversity and back-up as well as store your data in multiple places to make sure nothing gets lost.

 

 

If you’re a growing company in need of an ERP solution that can grow with you, Cloud ERP may be your best bet for its cost effectiveness, flexibility, scalability, security and speed.   

We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Small Business

Considering Moving Your Manufacturing Operations to the Cloud?

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 @ 03:21 PM

Should I move manufacturing processes to cloud-based systems?

 There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to move your manufacturing operations to the cloud.  Here we've laid out a few to get you started:

 

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to move your manufacturing operations to the cloud.  Here we've laid out a few to get you started:

 

While cloud-based systems offer a wide variety of potential operating efficiencies to the manufacturing sector, many manufacturing companies are reluctant to move operations entirely to the cloud.  But a traditional, on-prem solution coudl be outdated and unable to perform all the tasks necessary.  However, even a hybrid arrangement can seem unattractive since many organizations lack the appropriate infrastructure, as well as experience difficulty when trying to understand which operations can be cloud driven and managed.  

 

Today, many manufacturers are unaware of the various cloud-based systems and what they have to offer due to the drastic change the software has undergone over the past several years.  In order to remain an industry leader, research must be done on what can be gained from cloud-based solutions and each business owner must take their individual situation into account to make a decision on whether moving their processes to the cloud or not.  

 

However, when the decision to move to the cloud has been made, organizations are relieved to find that many new systems are capable of providing complete manufacturing capabilities that encompass the entire manufacturing process.  In the end it is extremely beneficial to not only research what cloud-based solutions are available to your business, but to also make the move to the cloud to ensure proper management of your small to medium-sized business -- and Klear Systems can help!



We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization.

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Manufacturing, Small Business

4 Reasons Enterprise Companies Are Moving to The Cloud

Posted by Ashley Lemus on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 10:16 AM

Enterprise companies around the world are awakening to the power of cloud ERP.  However, not all clouds are created equal.  That's why it's important to validate if the vendor you're using meets the needs of your small business.

 

Enterprise companies around the world are awakening to the power of cloud ERP.

 

There are two questions to focus on when considering the adoption of the cloud: 1) The question of when and 2) Why you should, not why you shouldn't.

 

So, we're providing 4 scenarios in which it may be beneficial to adopt the cloud:

 

1. The upgrade

Many enterprises that have followed the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” model now confront the end of support, while others are beginning to wonder about the value of paying for support and maintenance if they’re not getting the advantages of product upgrades because of how disruptive it may be to the business. Facing an expensive and time-consuming upgrade that’s going to bring little in terms of real value, they’re moving to the cloud.

2. New business models

Many enterprise businesses find themselves competing with smaller start-ups, who have a significant advantage in not being held back by pre-Internet software. In order to compete they need to be able to adopt new business models quickly, whether that’s a product company launching a services business, new pricing structures or new markets. This would require a more flexible system that can adapt to these new models more quickly and cloud ERP meets that need.

3. Digital disruption

Evolving customer expectations are also imposing change on enterprises. We’re seeing strong signs of this in retail and wholesale distribution, where B2B buyers are seeking the same sort of experience they get in the B2C world. While legacy systems built in the ‘90s are not equipped to handle this change, flexible, cloud ERP is.

4. Mergers and acquisitions

For enterprises looking to grow through acquisition, the difficulties associated with onboarding a new company make cloud ERP an attractive alternative. 

 

If you are a small to medium-sized business finding yourself in any of these 4 situations it may be time to consider a more flexible business management solution.  We would love to speak with you about how Klear Systems can benefit your organization. 


Give us a call at (949) 681-8135,
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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Acumatica Cloud-Based Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning, Small Business